Matches

15/08/2008

China PRJapan

China PRJapan
0:2
0:2 (0:1)
  • Homare SAWA (15')
  • Yuki OGIMI (80')

Summary

Nadeshiko break hosts' hearts

Japan overcame the will of the crowd to eliminate China, goals from Homare Sawa and Yuki Nagasato booking them a semi against USA.

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Line-up

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Coaches

SHANG Ruihua (CHN)
(JPN) Norio SASAKI

Officials

Referee: Christine BAITINGER (GER)Assistant Referee 1: Maria Luisa VILLA GUTIERREZ (ESP)Assistant Referee 2: Inka MUELLER (GER)Fourth official: Shane DE SILVA (TRI)

  • Zhang Ying (L) of China vies with Miyuki Yanagita of Japan
  • China played Japan during the quarter-final clash on 15 August at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium
  • China played Japan during the quarter-final clash on 15 August at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium
  • China played Japan during the quarter-final clash on 15 August at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium
  • China played Japan during the quarter-final clash on 15 August at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium
  • China played Japan during the quarter-final clash on 15 August at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium
I'm delighted with how the players performed. They carried out the tactical plans out to perfection, particularly in the second half when they hit China on the counter-attack, took their chances and never stopped working, Norio Sasaki, Japan coach.